What Is Physical vs. Legal Custody of a Child?

Physical and legal custody are two essential parts of every child custody decision.
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What Is Joint vs. Sole Custody of a Child?

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Last Reviewed: Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Every child custody decision has two essential parts:

Physical custody determines where the children will live.

Legal custody refers to the right to make other important decisions for the children—for example, religious upbringing, medical care, and choices about education.

For more details about the different types of child custody and how they fit together, see How Does Child Custody Work in Idaho?

 

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What Is Joint vs. Sole Custody of a Child?
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